• Michi in the train

    Working in the web industry, I began getting fed up of trailing all the way to an office to work. When I moved to web agency Say Hello, I vowed to make the most of “remote working”.

  • This month’s set of photos is especially random, but that’s the whole point; not just of the ongoing photo series here on my website, but also in my life. The more varied and random, the better for me.

  • Award-winning bathing beach, Sheerness

    Grot

    One of my hobbies is visiting less-than-salubrious destinations to take interesting photographs.

  • The “random things” posts are primarily about random stuff I’ve seen in the course of a month. The random stuff I saw in December was spread over four countries.

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    If you’re writing a plugin which needs to connect to a third-party service, there’s a relatively high chance that you’ll need to store credentials securely.

  • February 2023 was cold and seemingly endless.

  • Using a third-party service to compare your website before and after a technical update.

  • Above the clouds en route to Beatenberg

    Little photography and a big loss.

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    Block Patterns, Block Variations and Reusable Blocks. How and why they’re useful and implementable.

  • Audi Quattro, sliding down from Lombachalp, January 2023

    Another year and another fresh start to a series of monthly recaps. (The complete set from 2022 is here.)

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    Building a single-selection category selector for WordPress Gutenberg using React.

  • Selected images for the 2023 calendar I made for my aunt.

  • Calendar for Mum

    My selected images for Mum’s 2023 calendar.

  • WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

    A simpler alternative to wrapping a Gutenberg edit component with a higher-order component.

  • Pools of light

    A good pool of light and a wet street will always draw my camera more quickly than a quaint festive scene.

  • Screenshot of the WordCamp Switzerland website

    How I used manual content structuring and the power of the WordPress Site Editor to set up what we believe to be the first non-plugin-based multilingual WordCamp website.

  • Mark Howells-Mead on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland

    Going on large and small adventures has always made my life a little richer.

  • A trip to England, a lack of autumn feeling despite the vivid colours and learning how to set a fire.

  • Miniature Swiss tank school

    Using 1970s technology to drive a tank through a miniature landscape.

  • The gradual arrival of autumn; clouds clinging to the mountains, fresher air and a wider variety of colours in the landscape. My favourite time of the year is coming.

  • Buttermere in heavy rain

    A wind-swept, soggy, lovely walk around Buttermere in the English Lake District.